Engineering Graphics Program
The State-of-the-Art Engineering Graphics Program at RRCC
You can earn an Associate of Applied Science with an emphasis on Architectural, or Mechanical drafting here, and certificates in Interior Design, Architectural, Mechanical, and Civil are also available.
If you are new to the field, this program will prepare you for employment. If you are currently working in the field, you can use it to upgrade or advance your knowledge and skills. In the latter case, prerequisites may be waived for previous experience, and classes can be tailored to meet your skills and schedule needs. In addition to specific design skills, special attention is paid to developing your abilities in communication, leadership, critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork-all critical success factors in this field.
The Engineering Graphics program is located at the Lakewood campus, 2nd floor, room 2670. Classes are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday thru Thursday. Night classes are Monday thru Thursday 5 - 9 p.m.
What Design Drafters Do
Traditionally, design drafters have used "board skill" to draw blueprints
with pencil and ink, compasses, protractors, dividers and triangles. Today, the
industry demands these and computer-aided design drafting (CADD) skills. CADD
forms the foundation for drafting standards, conventions, layouts, designs and
details of working drawings and models. Architectural drafters draw
architectural and structural features of buildings. Mechanical drafters draft
detailed machinery and mechanical device working drawings showing dimensions
and tolerances, fasteners and joining requirements and other data. About one
third of design drafters work for engineering and architectural firms; a third
work in manufacturing and the remaining third tend to work in construction,
communication, utility and personnel supply services. Some work for state or
Building things, from the smallest pieces of machinery to the tallest skyscraper, home or shopping complex, requires detailed planning. At the heart of the planning is the production of precise drawings and specifications that show the technical details of products and structures typically designed by engineers or architects. These display the scale, dimensions, types of materials to be used and procedures to be followed during construction or production. If you're a person who is artistic, detail-oriented, likes math and can visualize objects in two or three dimensions, you might be interested doing this kind of work as a design drafter.
The Student Experience:
The faculty-student ratio is small, encouraging an interactive classroom atmosphere. Our Faculty here has much enthusiasm and the students benefit by our dynamic part-time faculty who works in the local industries and uses their expertise / experiences to bring our students real-world education.